This is a real roof rack for your XTERRA with carrying capability. The design uses all steel construction throughout for maximum strength under extreme off-road conditions. Designed to replace the factory original equipment rack using factory mounting points for a complete bolt-on installation. The rack's design has 5" side rails that follow the roof's contour conforming to 8" at the forward end of the rack. This gives real usable cargo area to this vehicle. The factory sunroof opens using this rack! Also included are 4 tabs for mounting driving lights or light bars. Kit is UPS shipable and is completely bolt-on. Finished in semi-gloss black. This rack compliments all of our exterior options for your X.